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SLO County leaders eyeing Diablo Canyon site for green energy

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on SLO County leaders eyeing Diablo Canyon site for green energy

With the decommissioning of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant approaching, a new partnership has been announced to try turn the site into a hub for clean energy on the Central Coast.  REACH—the Regional Economic Action Coalition, an economic planning nonprofit for San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County—is working elected officials, county government and Read More →

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Summer reopening projected for PCH north of SLO County

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Summer reopening projected for PCH north of SLO County

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Gyms juggle indoor, outdoor operations as region reopens

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, middle, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Gyms juggle indoor, outdoor operations as region reopens

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Santa Maria farm pays $30k to workers to settle labor complaint

By   /  Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Law & Goverment, right, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria farm pays $30k to workers to settle labor complaint

More than 200 Santa Maria farmworkers received settlement checks from Rancho Laguna Farms on Feb. 21, a day after the farm agreed to a $30,000 informal settlement of an unfair labor practice charge with the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. The board distributed checks to 212 farmworkers at the Central Coast United for a Sustainable Read More →

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Morro Bay could get world’s biggest battery facility

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, left, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Morro Bay could get world’s biggest battery facility

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Mars rover lands safely, with drone helicopter from Simi Valley on board

By   /  Thursday, February 18th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Mars rover lands safely, with drone helicopter from Simi Valley on board

The Mars 2020 rover, carrying on board a first-of-its-kind drone developed by Simi Valley-based AeroVironment, touched down in the Jezero Crater on Feb. 18. The rover was confirmed to have landed safely at 12:56 p.m. Pacific Time, after what’s known as the “seven minutes of terror,” a delay in signal between the Red Planet and Read More →

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Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

For months, many farmworkers in the tri-county region and the rest of California, especially indigenous workers who speak neither Spanish nor English, were not properly informed of the dangers of COVID-19, leading to outbreaks and poor working conditions. Despite being labeled essential workers by the state, farmworkers often felt ignored, according to a recent study Read More →